La Marelle Multilingual Daycare

August 16, 2018 | Activities, Baby & Toddler, Barcelona & Sant Cugat, Catalonia, Family Services, Spain

La Marelle is a multilingual daycare centre located in El Born, in the heart of Barcelona, for children aged from 15 months to approximately 3 years old. La Marelle is inspired by Montessori activities and encourages independence and free flow play from a young age.

Personalised care at La Marelle

The daycare pedadogy focuses on the emotional development of each child. A small ratio of 1 adult for every 4 children ensures personalised care and attention. All educators are bilingual or trilingual, with routines and games carried out in Spanish, English and French. 

A multilingual daycare in the centre of Barcelona

La Marelle includes an open space for children and their parents, a dining area, workshop space and lots of child friendly activities and events for all the family. A typical programme includes Montessori and sensory workshops such as painting, cooking and music. 

Outside activities and contact with nature are also very important, and children enjoy weekly picnics in Ciutadella Park, Glories Park, trips to the zoo and more. Regular outings in the local neighbourhood include trips to the library, museums, market, the Casa de los Gigantes, Covento de San Augusti and more.

An ecological approach

There is an emphasis on sustainable cuisine, with a healthy monthly menu made from organic products by Obrador La Nena. Parents can expect a welcoming and international atmosphere, with families from many different cultures at La Marelle.

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Recommended by:

Elena Petrova

Contact Details:

Mendez Nuñez 4, Barcelona

2 responses to “La Marelle Multilingual Daycare”

  1. MumAbroad says:

    My son (2,6 y.o) went to the nursery La Marelle for two months in the fall of 2017. Adaptation was very smooth and didn’t take much time, thanks to warm atmosphere in the school. My son enjoyed spending time with Mickie and others. Wide range of games and activities prepared by the team were very engaging and inspiring, he still remembers them and misses his time with La Marelle. (Elena Petrova)

  2. MumAbroad says:

    Deciding to leave our 2.5 year old a couple of mornings a week at La Marelle was easy! After attending a year of Gineceo and Splash workshops, getting to know Alex, the space and philosophy of La Marelle, watching how much our toddler evolved socially and and got so much out of the group activities, the grupo de crianza was a happy natural conclusion.

    It’s been about 3 months now and we love seeing how attached Tommy has become to Alex and his little group of amigos. The small groups, personalised attention, flexible, relaxed approach suits him and us down to the ground. We look forward to picking him up and listening to him excitedly recount what he’s had for lunch, list the songs they’ve sung, who he danced with, about the puppet show they watched or what he painted…and with the brightest smile on his face:)

    For our family a structured full time guarderia wouldn’t have worked, we see this as the best fitting bridge to starting school in September…and we’re all super happy with our choice. (Jody and Bert van Zetten)

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